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Le Bon Climat Vineyard

Le Bon Climat Vineyard Wine Details

Description: This wine is a treat. Delicate aromas of peach, guava and honey-suckle with hints of straw and springtime orchard flowers. In the mouth, it is soft (butter, Crème Fraiche) and racy (zesty acidity lively on the palate, and crisp like cold green grapes) at the same time. Even worldly pundits rave that it is “one of the most luscious, intense, complex wines one could ever hope to taste” (Parker) and “its scent and flavor have no parallel.” (Johnson).

Varietal Definition
The most acclaimed white wine grape from France's Rhône Valley, Viognier is a highly aromatic varietal, with a flavor profile that could include peach, apricot, nectarine, lichee, musk and flower blossom. The heady perfume of this varietal is one of its trademarks, although its flavors are sometimes problematic in matching with food. However, it does well with lobster, crab and moderately flavored fish. Use it as an apéritif as an alternative to Chardonnay. The "Rhône Rangers" in California have done an excellent job promoting this varietal.


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